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Advent to info platforms presents helpful support for studying the information and abilities regarding info platforms. In it, scholars see in actual fact what info platforms are all approximately and why they're so basic to enterprise and society.

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MIS is a young discipline—barely 25 years old—and is changing rapidly. 10 Hardly anyone was investigating the impact of IT on markets in the early days, but the Internet changed that picture. The Internet offers remarkable opportunities to invent global e-marketplaces for stocks, real estate, music, used books, rare antiques, and FIGURE 1-14 Topic Sample Research Questions Major research topics in MIS. Development of information systems What are the best ways to develop new software? How should end-users be involved in the development process?

What kinds of interfaces are easiest for people to use? IT and collaboration in groups Why do virtual teams succeed or fail? How can managers use social networking to promote innovation? IT and markets How does the Internet affect the real estate business? How should businesses promote online sales? # 149079 Cust: Pearson Au: Wallace Pg. No. 16 Title: Introduction to Information Systems/ 2e Server: C/M/Y/K Short / Normal DESIGN SERVICES OF S4carlisle Publishing Services chap t er 1 Information Systems and People 17 Did You Know?

And their connections could be the thick ­fiber-optic cables on the ocean floor or electromagnetic waves in the air around you. Multinational firms, small businesses, nonprofits, governments, volunteer organizations, self-employed entrepreneurs, universities, and other organizations rely on information systems for a host of reasons, and they continue to adapt, expand, and interconnect them to achieve their strategic objectives. These systems play critical roles in six major areas (Figure 1-1). Managing Operations Every successful organization must excel at operations management, which involves the design, operation, and improvement of the systems and processes the organization uses to deliver its goods and services.

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